Have you ever had one of those days when you should have never even got out of bed? Today was that day for me.
Aside from the Pirates crushing the Dodgers 11-5, today just sucked!
First, the air conditioning in the house decided to stop working. We live in Houston. It was 82 degrees at 7:30am in my living room!!! The best part is that we have TWO air conditioning units. One for the upstairs and one for the downstairs. And both of them quit working. A/C repair is not cheap. Good times! Bye, Bye new road bike.
Then my accountant called to let me know that my taxes were complete. Our Government is not cheap. Bye, Bye Carbon Race Wheels.
After driving over 200 miles I finally made it home and decided I was going to try and run without socks for my planned 30 minute tempo run. No socks will equal a faster transition time. It actually started out great. My first two miles were done in 12:50 and I was feeling extremely strong. This crummy day was turning around for the better! Then at about the 2.5 mile point I started to feel some minor irritation on my back right heel. Then the minor irritation started to hurt. My right foot was really hurting and around the 4 mile mark I sat down on the curb and took my shoe off. Yep, I had rubbed off skin on the heel and on part of my arch. It was raw and I needed to stop or it was going to get really bad.
Well, I was approximately 1.5 miles from my house. I had left my cell at home and the A/C guy was going to be at the house in 15 minutes. And no way could I even walk with the shoe on my right foot. Sooooo ... I walked home barefoot! Took off both shoes and tried to avoid all little pebbles and other road debris. I have no idea how people do the barefoot running thing?
Got a nice little hour on the trainer tomorrow planned and another hour of intervals in the pool in the evening.
At least 24 was half decent tonight!
Thanks for Reading,